How-to Install Latest Firefox ESR on Linux Mint 13/14/15/16 Mate 32/64bit Easy Guide

December 30th, 2013 by Stalker

Install Latest Firefox ESR on Linux Mint Mate




The Guide Shows You Step-by-Step How-to Install Latest Firefox ESR 32/64bit Browser on Linux Mint 13-Maya/14-Nadia/15-Olivia/16-Petra i386/amd64 Mate Desktops.

Mozilla Firefox Extended Support Release is Intended for Universities and other Schools, Institutions and Businesses.

The Latest Firefox ESR Version Coexists Perfectly with the Others Firefox/IceWeasel Versions without Making Any Troubles, this Meaning that Once Fired Up it Will Simply Follow to Load the Existing Default Firefox Environment.

After Installation the Firefox ESR will be Plugged In the ESR Channel so to be Automatically Updated when Launched.

Inside the Instructions you will Find also a Link to How-to Create a Launcher for Firefox ESR Browser on Linux Mint Desktops.

Install Latest Firefox ESR on Linux Mint Mate 13-Maya/14-Nadia/15-Olivia/16-Petra - Featured
  1. Download Latest Firefox ESR for Linux:

    Firefox ESR i686/x8664 tar.bz2
  2. Double-Click on Archive and Extract into /tmp

    Install Latest Firefox ESR on Linux Mint Mate 13-Maya/14-Nadia/15-Olivia/16-Petra - Mate Firefox ESR Archive Extraction

  3. Open a Terminal Window
    (Press “Enter” to Execute Commands)

    Install Latest Firefox ESR on Linux Mint Mate 13-Maya/14-Nadia/15-Olivia/16-Petra - Open Terminal
  4. Relocate Firefox Directory

    Login as SuperUser

    su 

    If Got “User is Not in Sudoers file” then Look: Solution

    Make a Firefox Directory

    mkdir /opt/firefox

    Move Firefox Into Latest so to Prepare for a Possible Firefox Nightlies Installation

    chown -R root:root /tmp/firefox && mv /tmp/firefox /opt/firefox/firefox-esr

    Make a Firefox-Latest Symlink for Easy-Starting

    ln -s /opt/firefox/firefox-esr/firefox /usr/local/bin/firefox-esr

    Next you Can Start Firefox from Terminal with

    firefox-esr
  5. Create a Firefox Desktop Launcher for Easy-Starting:

    How Launcher for Linux Mint
  6. How-to Install Google-Chrome Browser on Linux Mint:

    Installing Chrome for Linux Mint

Install Latest Firefox ESR on Linux Mint Mate 13-Maya/14-Nadia/15-Olivia/16-Petra - About Firefox ESR

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